Over the years, Lesley-Anne has read widely and shared about her life as a writer. She often invites audiences to collaborate in spontaneous and interactive poetry making.


‘Memories of Self-Isolation’, a Cantata, by Canadian composer Frank Horvat, for the Vancouver Bach Choir, Snapshot 2, April 6: Covid Positive, Nov. 2022, Vancouver, B.C. (live performance)

The Scribblers Story Project, voicing actor for Abbess Lillian, Summer 2022 (podcast series)

Eh! Poetry Podcast, by Jason E. Coombs, Testimony One: On Account of a Ripe Brandywine Tomato, June 2022 (podcast)

Spiritual Directors International, inaugural Featured Poet, Presence Journal Online, readings, Mar. 2021

Inspired Word Cafe, Dec. 2020 (Zoom reading)

Naramata Centre, Gathering Poems for Winter, Guest Poet, Dec. 2020 (readings for two Zoom sessions)

Bernadette Wagner Book Launch “The Dry Valley” from Radiant Press, Mar. 2020 (local reader, event organizer)

Take Back The Night Rally, Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society, Every Road is a Highway of Tears, Sept. 2019 (performance)

Metro Community, Advent Liturgy Co-Commission, Dec. 2016 (readings)

New Canadian Opera: LAKE of TEARS — Librettist, Premier Performances at Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, Feb. 2016 (commissioned libretto/performance/installation) with Composer Imant Raminsh

Global Music Fest for Global Citizen Kelowna, Third Space Coffee House, Feb. 2016 (reading)

Inspired Word Cafe, episode #7, Featured Poet, Shaw TV, Jan. 2016 (reading/interview)

Inspired Word Cafe, episode #4, televised Shaw TV, Dec. 2015 (reading)

Inspired Word Cafe, episode #1, televised Shaw TV, Dec. 2015 (reading)

Steve Bell Concert, Metro Community Fall Fundraiser, Heraldry, Oct. 2015 (reading)

Inn From The Cold Banquet, Apr. 2015 (reading)

365 Portraits Celebration, Third Space Coffee House, Mar. 2015 (reading)

Make Love Poems Collaboration and Live Poetry Show, heART School, Kelowna, Feb. 2015 (installation/performance/interactive poetry created with audience)

OUR Coffee House, Artists for Creative Alliance, Featured Poet, Jan. 2015 (reading)

Central Okanagan Women’s Resource & Education Foundation, Candlelight Vigil for Women, Dec. 2014 (reading)

Inspired Word Cafe, Featured Poet, Kelowna Heritage Museum, Dec. 2014 (reading)

Okanagan Express Write Out Loud, from Page to Podium, Oct. 2014 (reading/presentation)

Nourish Cafe, Pop-Up-Poetry: soul food for the lunch crowd, Sept. 2014 (reading)

SOPA Fine Arts Speak Easy, June 2014 (reading)

Creative Aging Awareness Day @ Rotary Centre, June 2014 (reading)

Inspired Word Cafe, Featured Poet, Rotary Centre for the Arts, May 2014 (reading)

Purple Vine Club, heART School, Kelowna, Jan. 2014 (reading/presentation)

Trinity Mosaic Advent Service, Dec. 2013 (commissioned new work and readings)

Hope Centre, Willow Park Church, December 2013 (reading/presentation)

Okanagan Regional Library, Mission Branch, Oct. 2013 (reading/presentation/interactive poem created with audience)

ARTSCO “60 Artists in 60 Spaces,” Pulp Fiction Coffee House, Kelowna, Sept. 2013 (reading/interactive poem created with audience)

Culture Days Kelowna, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Sept. 2013 (performance)

Festivals Kelowna Street Performer, Summer 2013 (performance/busking)

Lille Gard Festival, Bo.ttega Farm Inn, Kelowna, Summer 2013 (performance)

The B.C. Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference (300 + delegates), Vancouver, Spring 2013 (Pecha Kucha presentation/reading)

The Grace Experience, Bo.ttega Farm Inn, Kelowna, Spring 2013 (music/poetry performance)

Trinity Mosaic, Kelowna, Fall 2012 (performance)

Trinity ReThink Senior High, Kelowna, Summer 2012 (performance)

Quinta Ferriera Estate Winery, Oliver, Summer 2012 (reading)

“Lesley-Anne’s spoken word/photographic Pecha Kucha at the recent BC Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference was a delicious pairing of words and images.”

Katherine Dunster, Adjunct Professor, UBC

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